Justina Mutale is Founder/CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread, a worldwide HIV/AIDS response campaign.  Justina will speak on Women as Emerging Markets.  

An International Speaker, Philanthropist; HIV/AIDS & Human Rights Activist, Justina has been featured as a Hero in the Capital Finance International (CFI) Journal, which brings coverage and analysis of the drivers behind change by combining the views of leading multilateral and national organizations with thought leadership from some of the world’s top minds. Justina sits on the Advisory Board of the World Leaders Forum and serves as Patron, Ambassador, Trustee and Board Member of several humanitarian; community; and charitable organizations in the UK and overseas.  She is also Honorary Ambassador for Gender Equality and Spokesperson for the International Women’s Think Tank.

A regular Speaker on social, economic, political and gender issues, Justina has been featured in the same television programme as the British Prime Minister talking about poverty and world hunger.  She has also addressed the U.S. National Congress of Black Women, which U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama have previously addressed.

Prior to founding her own organization, Justina worked in the Gender Section of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, which has a membership of 54 countries and works to advance gender equality and to ensure mainstreaming of gender across the Commonwealth.

A recipient of numerous awards, Justina is African Woman of the Year 2012. She is also featured in the BLACK 100+ Hall of Fame, an Exhibition and Legacy of the top 100 Black Achievers in modern Britain as well as in a TV Series on Eminent African Women and in books on “Women Who are Contributing to Sustainable Development of the World” and “Women Who Changed Africa”.